Many children feel that practicing handwriting is a chore, an unwanted burden and something they dislike spending time on. With all the technology and electronic devices we have today, it almost seems like handwriting is becoming irrelevant.
In our class, it isn’t. There are several ways to form letters, and in our class, we learn to construct them properly without even using a pencil!
As your children are introduced to letter formation, they benefit most from a hands-on approach using manipulatives.
Even before children can properly grasp a pencil they can practice this way and get a feel for the way a letter should be formed.
For this particular activity, we practiced creating letter A (for Asteroid) with play dough and stones. Each child first rolled their play dough into the letter A. They then placed “asteroids” (stones) into the dough!